Wedding Flower Availability and Colors by Season

Will your favorites bloom in season on your big day?

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There are so many things items that factor into the overall cost of a wedding day, and one of the more pricey areas is your wedding flowers. Tons of fresh flowers can cost you a pretty penny, and the expense is tough to justify because they really only last one day! Luckily, there are several ways to reduce your floral spend, and one of the best ways to cut costs is to choose in-season flowers.

Picking wedding flowers in season can save you a bunch of money because they are more easily sourced. Sure, growers are now able to fly almost anything in from the other side of the world, but you'll pay a premium for that service and transport. Here is a US guide to what flowers are generally in season during certain months to help you get started. You'll want to confirm availability with your florist or grower to get the best answer as to what is available (and affordable) during your wedding month!

If you're a flower fanatic, this chart can also help you decide when to get married! If you want huge amounts of different pink flowers, you'll notice that fall might not be the best time for you to get married. On the other hand, if you adore zinnias and dahlias, perhaps you should plan a fall wedding to take advantage of those blooms' peak seasons.
Be sure to scroll down and see wedding flowers that are available year-round.

Spring Wedding Flowers in Season

  • Anemone: Blue, red, pink, white (January to May and August to December)
  • Bells of Ireland: Green (January to October)
  • Boronia: Pink (April-May)
  • Casa Blanca Lily: White (January to October)
  • Daffodil: Yellow (January-Early May)
  • Delphinium: White, Blue (April to October)
  • Hyacinth: Purple, Pink or White
  • Lilacs: Violet or White
  • Narcissus: White
  • Peony: Pink or White (Late Spring to Early Summer)
  • Ranunculus: White, Pink, Red, Orange, and Yellow (February to May)
  • Star Gazer Lily: Pink and White (January to October)
  • Sweetpea: White, Pink, Red/Coral, and Lavender/Purple (December to May)
  • Tulip: Many colors, including White, Pink, Yellow, Red, and Purple (December to April)
  • Waxflower: Pink, Purple, and White
Bride sniffing white tulip bouquet
Bride sniffing white tulip bouquet. Sollina Images / Getty Images

Summer Wedding Flowers in Season

  • Alstromeria: Orange, Pink, Yellow and Cream, other colors
  • Bells of Ireland: Green (January to October)
  • Chrysanthemum: White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, other colors
  • English Lavender: Purple
  • Forget-me-not • Blue
  • Freesia:  White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Purple
  • Gerbera Daisy: Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red, White
  • Hydrangea: White, Blue, Purple, Pink
  • Iris: Purple, Blue, White
  • Larkspur: White, Purple, Blue, Pink
  • Liatris: Pinkish Purple
  • Lily, asiatic: White, Pink, Yellow, Orange
  • Lily, oriental: White, Pink
  • Lisianthus: Purple, White, Pink
  • Matsumoto Asters: Pink, Purple
  • Monte Casino Asters: White, Purple
  • Queen Anne's Lace: White
  • Snapdragons: Pink, Yellow, Orange, White, Other Colors
  • Solidaster: Yellow
  • Statice: Purple
  • Stephanotis: White
  • Stock: White, Other Colors
  • Sunflower: Yellow
  • Tuberose: White
  • Yarrow: White, Pink, Yellow
  • Zinnia: Red, Orange, Pink
Bride with sunflower bouquet at the altar
Bride with sunflower bouquet at the altar. jhorrocks / Getty Images

Fall Wedding Flowers

  • Aster: White, Pink
  • Chrysanthemum: White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, other colors
  • Dahlia: Many Colors
  • Marigold: Yellow, Orange, Red
  • Statice: Purple
  • Zinnia: Red, orange, pink
  • Dried Leaves
Fall wedding bouquet of roses, peonies, dahlias, asters and drie
Fall wedding bouquet of roses, peonies, dahlias, asters and drie.  nata_zhekova / Getty Images

Winter Wedding Flowers

  • Amaryllis: Red, White
  • Anemone: Blue, red, pink, white (January to May and August to December)
  • Bells of Ireland: Green (January to October)
  • Camellias: White, Pink
  • Casa Blanca Lily: White (January to October)
  • Cosmos: Pink, White, Brown, Other Colors
  • Daffodil: Yellow (January to Early May)
  • Forget-me-nots: Blue
  • Holly: Green with Red Berries
  • Jasmine: White
  • Narcissus: White, Yellow
  • Poinsettia: Red, White
  • Ranunculus: white, pink, red, orange and yellow (February to May)
  • Star Gazer Lily: Pink and White (January to October)
  • Star of Bethlehem: White
  • Sweetpea: white, pink, red/coral, and lavender/purple (December to May)
  • Tulip: Many colors, including white, pink, yellow, red, and purple (December to April)
  • Waxflower: Pink, White
Jasmine garlands on bride and groom for hindu wedding
Jasmine garlands on bride and groom for Hindu wedding.  mahesh hariani / Getty Images

Wedding Flowers Available Year-Round

  • Baby's Breath: White
  • Bachelor's Button: White, Pink, Red or Blue
  • Calla Lily: White is widely available, other colors, available as well, particularly in mini size
  • Carnations: Many Colors
  • Delphinium: Blue, White, Purple
  • Eucalyptus: Blue, Silver, and Green
  • Gardenia: White
  • Gladiolus: Many Colors
  • Heather: Pink
  • Lily of the Valley: White and Pink
  • Orchid: Pink, White, Purple, Other Colors
  • Protea: Pink
  • Rose: Many Colors (In February, roses are sold at a premium due to Valentine's Day)
  • Scabiosa: Purple, White
Two husbands with white rose boutonnieres
Two husbands with white rose boutonnieres. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images

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